About Adam

Fighting for our community, for California, and Democracy since 2000.

Adam Schiff speaking

Since his election in 2000, Congressman Adam Schiff has worked for transformational, progressive change, to make the economy work for everyone and address poverty, to make healthcare universal, to confront the urgent crisis of climate change and protect our environment, to bring about gun safety, and to address inequality.

Adam Schiff is a proven leader in Congress on efforts to protect our democracy, our national security, and the right to vote for all Americans. Adam currently serves as the Chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee.

Adam Schiff

Progressive Champion

Adam is a progressive leader in Congress, fighting for universal health care by co-sponsoring Medicare for All, working to combat the existential crisis of climate change and raise support for the Green New Deal, and fighting to end the era of big money in politics by sponsoring a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Schiff continues to fight for transformative change, including addressing inequitable health care and championing civil rights for all, building more affordable housing and addressing homelessness, and ending systemic racism and inequality in our country.

Adam Schiff speaking at Trump Impeachment Trial

Fight Against Trump

Over the last four years, Adam Schiff was on the front lines of the struggle to protect and preserve our democracy and uphold the rule of law. Schiff is the lead author of a landmark reform package to prevent future abuses of executive power and reinforce our democratic institutions, including the Protecting Our Democracy Act.

Adam also led the first House impeachment inquiry and served as the Lead Impeachment Manager during the first Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump.

Adam Schiff

Protecting Our Communities

Throughout his time in Congress, Adam has worked to strengthen our nation’s security and rebalance our foreign policy to emphasize human rights, the promotion of democracy, and nuclear nonproliferation. Adam has led efforts to recognize the Armenian Genocide, and worked closely with the Armenian community in Los Angeles. Schiff, as a former federal prosecutor, has also been a proven leader in Congress to improve public safety, promote criminal justice reform, and end gun violence.

Adam has also led efforts to end the forever wars and restore the constitutional power to declare war to the Congress.

Young Adam Schiff

Adam is a Proven Leader

Before he served in Congress, Adam worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles, and as a California State Senator representing many of the same areas he serves now in Congress.

A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, he and his wife Eve ( yes, it’s true – Adam and Eve – and yes, they’ve heard ALL the jokes!) have 2 children, Lexi and Eli.

California’s new 30th congressional district contains almost 85% of the current 28th congressional district and Schiff’s home in Burbank, and includes all or part of the cities of Glendale, Burbank, West Hollywood, Pasadena, Universal City, and communities of Atwater Village, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Hancock Park, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, La Crescenta, Little Armenia, Los Feliz, Montrose, Miracle Mile, Park La Brea, Shadow Hills, Silver Lake, Sunland, Thai Town, Toluca Lake, Tujunga, and Verdugo City.

In addition to his leadership on the Intelligence Committee, Adam is on leave from the Appropriations Committee and previously served on the Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees. Adam is the founder of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press and Congressional Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus, Vice-chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, and a Vice-chair of the House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.

Adam and Eve Schiff
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